Hello everyone! As some of you know, RIDERS OF THE REALM (ROTR) #1, Across the Dark Water--used to be called THE GUARDIAN HERD: DARK WATER TRIALS #1 Promise Keeper. My publisher decided to make this a brand new series since it takes place on a new continent and because it introduces Landwalkers (humans). Here's what you need to know!
The new cover will be revealed next month, October 2017!! (date tba)
The book will release in stores on May 1, 2018
Some GH characters star in this trilogy, specifically: Echofrost, Hazelwind, Dewberry, Redfire, Graystone, and a new blue roan mare from Jungle Herd named Shysong.
You will meet a 12 year old Sandwen boy named Rahkki Stormrunner. He's a stable groom for his brother's winged stallion.
You will meet an 11 year old clan princess named I'Lenna Whitehall. She's a kid who loves to have fun, but she's carrying some dark secrets.
There are pegasi in this land called Kihlari, which means "Children of the Wind." They are sacred to the Sandwen clans and have been trained as flying warhorses. The Sky Guard warriors (called Riders) each Pair with a pegasus mount (called a Flier) and they fly into battle together.
Rahkki's brother Brauk Stormrunner is a Rider. His pegasus is a chestnut stallion named Kol.
Secret information about Bumblewind will be revealed in the new trilogy.
Hash tag for RIDERS OF THE REALM is #ROTR
And lastly, the land across the Dark Water ocean is a jungle world full of new dangers: massive insects and reptiles, powerful Landwalkers, poisonous plants, active volcanoes, toxic-drooling dragons, and worst of all--three hordes of giants called Gorlanders. They are not friendly with the Sandwens.
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